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Magical fairy gardens

Today we are sharing some ideas for your kids to create their own magical fairy gardens at home using eco-friendly materials.

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Fairy gardens are great for:

  • getting kids in the garden, learning about different plants, and connecting them with nature
  • fine motor skills development – putting in plants, making and placing miniature features
  • engineering – planning the garden layout, adding water features, designing paths
  • maths – measuring the size of the garden, tracking growth of plants, counting the individual items
  • imaginary play – making up stories about the fairies and other creatures in the garden
  • sensory play – hands in the dirt, fragrances of the plants, textures of the different natural materials

Here are some ideas for things your kids can use to make their own fairy gardens:

  • bases: wooden barrels, raised garden beds/planters, terracotta pots and saucers, bird baths, old saucepans, shallow baskets, tea cups and saucers, recycled containers
  • plants: herbs, succulents, grasses, flowers, moss, ground covers
  • fairy houses: wooden bird houses, shell houses, ceramic/glass houses
  • fairies: peg dolls and felt
  • accessories: tree stumps/branches/sticks/twigs/rounds/bark, pine cones, shells, decorative gravel/pebbles/rocks/stones, glass gems/sea glass, miniature furniture (wooden, metal or ceramic), string/wool/yarn, felt/fabric bunting, mini wooden pegs, craft sticks, solar LED fairy lights

Here is some inspiration for putting together your fairy gardens:

Start your own fairy garden from Rhythms of Play

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Making a fairy garden from The Imagination Tree

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DIY fairy garden with kids from Tinkerlab

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How to make a fairy garden from Echoes of laughter

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DIY fairy garden ideas from Edventures with kids

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Broken pot fairy garden from The Whoot

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How to start a fairy garden from Crafts by Amanda

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Magical lights in the fairy garden from Little Tudor on the Prairie

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Fairy garden from Mommy Moment

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Miniature terrarium fairy garden from Be a Fun Mum

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How to make a fairy land garden from A Mom with a Lesson Plan

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In the fairy garden from Small Potatoes

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Gnome and fairy garden from Where imagination grows

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Our fairy garden from Buddy and Buggy

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Let’s build a fairy garden table from Inner Child Fun

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Make your own fairy garden from Happiness is Homemade

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Making fairy gardens from You Clever Monkey

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What do your kids like to have in their fairy gardens?

We would love to see their creations – just post pics to Facebook or Instagram with #littlegreencrafters. 🙂

You can find heaps more fairy garden ideas and fairy crafts on our Pinterest page here.

 

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